Dating back to the 8th century, Yerevan is one of the longest-inhabited cities in the world.
Here you’ll find local vendors selling everything from clothing and jewellery to ancient artefacts and crafts.With an estimated population of 51,000, Avan forms the northern gate of Yerevan.Originally, an ancient village on a hill at the northeastern outskirts of Yerevan, Avan was inhabited since pre-Christian times.In the 20th century, during the Soviet rule, the village was incorporated to become part of the capital Yerevan.According to the 2011 census, Avan has a population of 53,231.Due to its location at a higher area, Avan is known among the districts of Yerevan for its clean atmosphere.
After the 2nd Synod of Dvin of the Armenian Apostolic Church in 554, the Armenian Church reaffirmed its rejection of the Chalcedonian Definition, causing controversy between the Monophysitists and the pro-Byzantine clerics within the Armenian Church.
Things to do The heart of the city can be found in Republic Square, home to water fountains and colonial government buildings boasting Neo-Classical architecture.
Just off the square’s centre is Northern Avenue, a shop-lined street home to international brands including Polo Ralph Lauren and Emporio Armani.
Spend an hour or two wandering amidst the stalls seeking out a bargain.
The Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Museum is a must-see.
The various facilities this stylish hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a ballroom and valet parking.